Artist: Faith Ringgold

“You can’t wait for someone to say who you are, you need to write it and paint it and DO it” – Faith Ringgold Faith Ringgold, artist/writer has a retrospective touring exhibition currently at the Serpentine Gallery in London right now – but ’twas not ever thus.  When she began taking her paintings to galleriesContinue reading “Artist: Faith Ringgold”

Instagram Poet – Rupi Kaur

Case Study: Rupi Kaur.  One of the most successful (ie most followed on instagram with 1 million followers, most read in published book) poet is Rupi Kaur whose use of Instagram is masterly – because alternates words and pictures.  Her posts appear in rows of 3 squares – below is a screen shot of one such row.Continue reading “Instagram Poet – Rupi Kaur”

Lighter Monday: Finding your writing voice

This pic and subtitle from an excellent blog of writing advice: http://www.whimsydark.com/blog/2016/12/14/your-writing-questions-answered-how-do-you-find-your-voice Kristin Shields writes it – and that particular entry is full of practical, good advice about finding your writing voice.  To put it simply, write lots, be genuinely yourself and read widely the words of others – and allow time for it to developContinue reading “Lighter Monday: Finding your writing voice”

“It’s not you – it’s ME ME ME”

“The Sunday Times magazine” page 19, 22nd Jan 2017, article on the selfie “Here’s looking at me” This photo in the weekend’s Sunday Times stopped me in my tracks. Is this what modern life has come to?  We are not ‘in the moment’ with eyes and ears alert, present to, and with someone.  We justContinue reading ““It’s not you – it’s ME ME ME””